Press Releases

Residents Encouraged to Attend Final Public Meeting to Weigh in on the City’s 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan

DPW will hold its fifth and final public meeting on Monday, April 24, to present the final draft of the 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan and collect comments from community members. The plan covers solid waste collection systems, trash and recycling pickup, composting, and sustainability programs. Public input guides the 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan’s development.

10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan Final Draft Presentation at April 10 Public Meeting

On Monday, April 10, 2023,  the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold its fourth public meeting to present the final draft of the 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan and gather community input. The plan covers solid waste collection systems, trash and recycling pickup, composting, and sustainability programs. Public input guides the 10-Year Solid Waste Management  Plan’s development.

Good Friday Holiday: DPW Offices, Sanitation Yards Closed Friday, April 7

In observance of Good Friday, Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell, Ed.D., reminds residents that DPW Offices and Sanitation Yards will be closed Friday, April 7, 2023. Trash and recycling collections WILL BE impacted by the holiday closure. Trash/Recycling make-up day is Saturday, April 8, 2023.

Update on Back River Wasterwater Treatment Plant Explosion & Fire

"While there is still work to be done, we are pleased to report that Synagro Technologies Inc. is conducting repairs to their centrifuge machines – devices used in waste processing to separate solids from liquids – and have begun testing the systems for their centrifuge odor control mechanisms."

Federal, City Fire Officials Investigate Explosion at the Synagro Facility at Back River Wastewater Treatment Facility

Federal and City officials are investigating the cause of an explosion that occurred Wednesday morning at Synagro Technologies Facility at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Facility. The incident happened just before 12:00 p.m. as contractors from Synagro Technologies Inc. were working. The explosion and fire caused extensive fire damage to Synagro’s building on the property at the treatment facility.

Mayor Scott Joins DPW, DGS, BCRP, DOT and DHR to Announce Bonus for CDL Drivers

Mayor Scott Joins DPW, DGS, BCRP, DOT and DHR to Announce Bonus for CDL Drivers: CDL Drivers will be eligible for $10,000 hiring and retention bonus effective immediately

Mayor Scott, DPW Director Announce New Plan to Help Small Businesses Compete for Utility Contracts

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell have  announced a new strategy, the DPW Unbundling Initiative that will mentor Baltimore-based diverse and small businesses and prepare them to compete on their own as general or prime contractors.

Stakeholders Invited to Provide Comment on the 90% Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP)

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) has released the 90% draft of the 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan, a future focused strategy for managing the City’s waste streams. DPW is asking residents and stakeholders to help guide the plan’s development by providing written comments by mail, on the Department’s website or at public meetings.

DPW Extends Public Comment Period for Modified Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree Phase II Plan Until April 18, 2023 

Today, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) announced the extension of the public comment period for the Modified Consent Decree Phase II Plan Report. DPW is now accepting public comments pertaining to this document through April 18, 2023. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted DPW approval to extend the public comment period for the MCD Phase II Plan Report.

DPW Offices, Sanitation Yards Closed: Presidents Day - Monday, February 20

In observance of Presidents Day, Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW)
Director Jason W. Mitchell, Ed.D., reminds residents that

DPW Offices and Sanitation Yards will be closed Monday, February 20, 2023.

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